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Laura Wilbur Mcgarrity
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Language is a fundamental human characteristic. As such, the study of language can provide a window into human nature. This course aims to look at ways in which the study of language can be combined with a number of disciplines at the UW, cross-cutting various areas of study. Selected readings and potential visits to language-related labs and projects of study around the University will guide class discussions.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Laura Wilbur Mcgarrity
Date: 08/23/2013